Contemporary Literature Press, under The University of Bucharest, in conjunction with The British Council, The Romanian Cultural Institute, and The Writers’ Union of Romania, The National Museum of Romanian Literature onnounces the publication of Lidia Vianu The Wind and the Seagull Vântul și Pescărușul La Mouette et le Vent… poems book.
“This is a mere story of love like so many others. All you have to do is allow yourself to feel every sound of it. Read the immaterial text online, or give the letters a body of visible ink on paper. Write it yourself, using the signs of any language that you know. What matters is to fill your soul with a treasure which, the more you share, the more it grows in you”, wrote the author.
“I could not cease reading. The author should write, write, write… Read the text a thousand times! It expresses everything, it is deep, poetic, physical, esoteric, simply everything. It is a treasure”, wrote Gabriel Altmann Linguist, mathematician, musician
The Wind and the Seagull. Vântul și Pescărușul. La Mouette et le Vent, is formally launched on 18 June 2022, but it is available for consultation and downloading on receipt of this Press Release, at the following internet address.
Lidia Vianu, a poet, novelist, critic, and translator, is Professor of Modernist and Contemporary British Literature at the University of Bucharest, where she is also Director of the publishing house Contemporary Literature Press and of the eZine Translation Café. She has been Fulbright professor at the University of California – Berkeley and State University of New York – Binghamton. Vianu has published over 20 books of literary criticism, including The After Mode and T.S. Eliot: An Author for All Seasons.
She has also published several English learning manuals, and has translated over 100 books into English and Romanian, including two translated with Adam J. Sorkin and published by Bloodaxe, Marin Sorescu’s The Bridge (2004), winner of the 2005 Corneliu M. Popescu Prize for European Poetry Translation, and Mircea Dinescu’s The Barbarians’ Return (2018). She has published both in Romania and abroad: see Censorship in Romania (Central European University Press, 1997).
Contemporary Literature Press has published over 450 volumes so far.